Casio

Casio is a watch and electronics company based in Japan. Casio was founded in 1946 by the engineer Tadao Kashio. Famous for its sturdy and functional calculators Casio soon started producing watches, among them the extremely popular Casio calculator watch. In 1983 the first Casio G-Shock watch hit market. In 1999 Casio sold the first GPS sensor watch, in 2000 Casio released the world's first wrist watch with a camera, laying the foundation for smart watches. Since 200 Casio also produces small radio controlled solar powered watches. Today the most successful Casio brand is G-Shock with prices up to $1,000 or more for the high-end G-Shock models. Casio watches are accompanied by Casio phones, Casio keyboards, Casio cameras and the Casio calculator watch is still in existence as well. Among the most requested watches are the Casio pathfinder, Casio edifice. For some collectors Casio vintage watches and used Casio or replica Casio watches are desirable objects, including Casio retro and retro Casio watches. Most aficionados purchase Casio watches for men and often look for Casio watch bands to enhance their collection. WatchTime covers Casio quartz watches news, including Casio G-Shock watches, G-Shock watch updates and Edifice watches from Casio. WatchTime also covers Casio reviews, interviews with Casio staff and other Casio experts. Casio watches are among the most popular watches in the affordable watches category. Read more about a certain Casio watch and Casio watches such as the Casio Calculator watch, Casio gold watch, Casio Frogman, Casio watches for men, Casio digital watch, Casio illuminator watch, Casio GPS watch, Casio Solar watch and Casio Pathfinder. We also are the right platform for fans of the Casio calculator watch and the Casio Mudman as well as Casio a168 models.

Fratello Classics: 4 Vintage Omega Watches Under $1,000

Omega Seamaster De Ville - 1968

WatchTime has asked me to publish a series of blog posts about Omega watches. As you probably know by now, on Fratellowatches.com we have a Speedmaster topic every Tuesday, called Speedy Tuesday. A successful series of articles also resulted in a "Speedy Tuesday" Event (photo report here) at the official ‘Space Expo’ visitors' center  of the European Space Agency in The Netherlands. However, the Speedmaster is just one of many models in the Omega catalog. … [Read more...]


Camo and Chrono: 7 Interesting Casio G-Shock Watches

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Fans and collectors of Casio G-Shock watches now have seven more reasons to make room on their shelves and wrists. This year, the brand launched three new styles of Casio G-Shock watches — an all-analog chronograph, an analog-digital chrono, and a military-style, camouflage-pattern all-digital model — available in a total of seven new color schemes. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: My Top 10 Chronograph Watch Movements; What Are Yours?

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love the Zenith El Primero movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. So, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, I've compiled a Fratello Friday article that focuses specifically on chronograph movements rather than watches. Here is my … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Casio Pro Trek PRW3000-1

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Casio has expanded its Pro Trek collection, designed for outdoors enthusiasts, with the introduction of the PRW3000-1. The Pro-Trek PRW3000-1 utilizes Casio’s Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, which features a downsized direction sensor and pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings and thermometer, resulting in improved altitude readings and compass measurements, as well as a smaller case size than previous Pro Trek watches. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Essentials: Reviewing the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet

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In 2005 Omega launched its Planet Ocean collection, a second collection of dive watches, positioned above its Seamaster Professional collection (the James Bond watch) and it has been a huge success since Day One. The Seamaster Planet Ocean is available in two sizes, 42-mm and 45.5-mm, and in 2011 Omega introduced the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 9300, which we at Monochrome Watches reviewed and photographed for you here. Two years later, in 2013, Omega introduced the long-expected … [Read more...]


Watches at Wimbledon: Who Wears What

Rado ambassador Andy Murray

As many watch aficionados and tennis fans know, some of the Wimbledon tournament's biggest stars are also "brand ambassadors" for some watch brand or other. So which watch will we see on the wrist of the eventual men's and ladies' Wimbledon champs at the trophy presentation this year? We don't know yet, but here's a primer on which tennis players wear which timepieces. … [Read more...]


A Look Back at Baselworld 2014: New Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watches

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The iconic Breitling Chronomat pilots’ watch turns 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Breitling has released four new models of the Breitling Chronomat Airborne collection, in two case sizes, at Baselworld 2014. The watches have quickly become popular timepieces and are now widely available. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Special: The Edox Hydro Sub “North Pole” Limited Edition

Edox Hydro Sub North Pole LE

One of the more unusual new dive watches presented at this year’s Baselworld was Edox’s re-interpreted Hydro Sub. It is unusual mostly because of its movable, orange crown protector, which brings a very distinctive look to an otherwise very close remake of an Edox watch from 1965, but also because it will be the official timekeeper of an expedition by free diver Christian Redl to the geographic North Pole in February 2015. Redl will attempt the first-ever free dive under the North Pole’s … [Read more...]


Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

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Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from Kantar Media, which each year compiles estimates of ad spending for a range of different products. The figures for 2013 signal that the U.S. watch market is still growing, especially as Swiss luxury brands turn their sights back from China to this country. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Specials: Discover the Most Dangerous Dive Watch Ever Made

Sicura Safari watch with fold-out Victorinox knife

A couple of weeks ago, the watch brand Artya presented a fold-out knife strap buckle for its eccentric range of watches (which the brand's own representatives refer to as “crazy projects,” occasionally). The idea instantly reminded me of an unfortunately much more serious attempt at bringing together two iconic Swiss products: the Safari dive watch from the 1970s. And even though it was the Victorinox Swiss Army brand (which happens to be celebrating its 25th anniversary of making … [Read more...]


Gift Ideas for Fans of Wet Times: 23 Divers’ Watches

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Recently we helped you pick out a watch for the lady in your life, guiding you to our recent posts covering 25 ladies' watches. This time we're looking at 23 divers' watches covered on Watchtime.com. Follow the links below to find some great gift ideas for the divers and water sports enthusiasts on your holiday gift list. … [Read more...]


Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

EMINEM wearing G-Shock

There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 12 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: Top 10 Chronograph Movements, Part 2

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In last week's Fratello Friday article, I revealed the first five choices in my personal list of top 10 chronograph movements. This week, I cover the remaining five. … [Read more...]


Look, Ma, No Hands: 10 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally even other functions. Below is a list of unusual watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and minute hands. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: The 5 Coolest Omega Constellation Watches

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I've covered lots of Omega Seamasters and Speedmasters — the brand's most popular families — in my series of Fratello Friday columns on Omega, but let’s not forget about the Constellation. Although the current Constellation is popular mostly in Asia, past models were considered to be the brand's flagships just about everywhere. This week's article reveals my five favorite Omega Constellation timepieces of all time. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: Everyone Needs at Least One, Right? My Top 5 Digital Watches

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Perhaps it is a bit like cursing in a church when discussing digital watches on a site devoted primarily to luxury watches, but I am certain that everyone should own at least one. … [Read more...]


A $1,000 G-Shock? Introducing the Casio G-Shock MT-G

Casio G-Shock MT-G

Casio's year-long celebration of its iconic G-Shock watch's 30th anniversary culminated in last week's "Shock the World" VIP event in New York City. Among the highlights were a performance by rap star and G-Shock endorser Eminem and the U.S. launch of the MT-G, a collection of new metal/resin G-Shock watches starting at $900. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: Collecting the World’s Smallest Dive Watches

Miniature Dive Watch Collection

There is good news for all those watch enthusiasts struggling with watch sizes beyond 42 mm... and even better news for boys-at-heart that occasionally recall their beloved Hasbro “G.I. Joe Hard Hat Diver” figure from 1968 (that's Ref. 7620, should you be wondering about it right now): Not unlike the available after-market parts and accessories for our beloved watches, there are also a lot of accessories available for those 12-inch action figures. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2014: Casio Introduces Two New Pro Trek Watches

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At the Baselworld 2014 fair this week, Casio brought out two new additions to the Pro Trek family of watches, which are designed for rugged use in the outdoors. The PRG270B and the PRW6000Y both feature updated versions of Casio’s Triple Sensor system, along with a number of other features. Let’s take a look at each of them in turn. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2014: Casio Unveils New G-Shock with GPS Technology

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Among Casio’s new product releases presented to the press at Baselworld is a new, analog G-Shock watch that combines GPS information and radio wave signals. This marks the first time that Casio has incorporated GPS technology into a G-Shock watch. The watch, called the GPW1000, will be able to synchronize to GPS and smartphone devices and to check its own timekeeping accuracy against satellites and atomic timekeeping signals. … [Read more...]